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X:1 T:Lucy's Delight M:C| L:1/8 B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d/c/B/A/ Gd ecBg|d/c/B/A/ Gd cA=fA|d/c/B/A/ Gd edcB|cdBc A2 D2:| |:d/c/B/A/ Gd|ecBg|d/c/B/A/ Gd cA=fA|d/c/B/A/ Gd ecBg|c>dcA GG/G/ G2:| |:BG A/B/c/A/ BG A/B/c/A/|BGcA =FA A/B/c/A/|BG A/B/c/A/ BG A/B/c/A/|c>dc>A GG/G/ G2:||

LUCY'S DELIGHT. AKA - "Lucey's Delight." AKA and see "Villa (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Vickers): AABBCC. The melody was first published as "Lucy's Delight" in David Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1756), however, it had earlier been printed as "Villa (The)" by John Johnson in his Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 3 (London, 1744) and in John Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing-Master. Volume the Fourth (London, 1747, p. 198). "Lucy's Delight" also appears in the music manuscript collections of William Vickers (1770, Northumberland), Thomas Hammersley (London, 1790), fiddler George White (Cherry Valley, N.Y., 1790), flute player Micah Hawkins (New York, 1794), and Luther Kingsley (Mansfield, Conn., 1795). "Lucey's Delight" can also be found in a three-part version the 1850 music manuscript of shoemaker and fiddler William Winter, of Bagborough, Somerset, southwest England. Hammersley gives "Ye Villa" as an alternate title, and it was entered as "The Villa, or Pretty Lucy" in Walter Rainstorp's 1747 music manuscript (Cheapside, London).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 185. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter's Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 359, p. 125.

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